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Teaching The Godfather of Handwashing

The Godfather of Handwashing

Your mom tells you to wash your hands a hundred times a day. Or maybe your teacher tackles you on your way to the cafeteria, trying to get a squirt of sanitizer on your hands. Everyone knows now that dirty hands spread germs and diseases. But back in the mid-1800s, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis made this groundbreaking discovery at a hospital in Vienna, Austria. And everyone thought he was crazy!

Leanne Longwill
Cricket Media


How has our understanding of handwashing changed over time?


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